/*SIGNOFF statement and its objectives - IBM-JCL


Use the /*SIGNOFF statement to tell JES2 to end a remote job stream processing session. At the completion of the current print and/or punch streams, JES2 disconnects the remote work station from the system. If JES2 is reading jobs from the station when the output completes, JES2 disconnects the remote station when the input is completed.

Note: The remote terminal access processor processes the /*SIGNOFF statement if it appears in a job stream.

Both systems network architecture (SNA) and binary synchronous communication (BSC) remote work stations can use the /*SIGNOFF statement. SNA remote stations can also use the LOGOFF command to end a session with JES2. The LOGOFF command has some options that the /*SIGNOFF statement does not provide.

  • /*SIGNOFF# = LOGOFF TYPE(COND) Conditional Disconnect
  • LOGOFF = LOGOFF TYPE(UNCOND) Unconditional Disconnect



The /*SIGNOFF statement consists of the characters /* in columns 1 and 2, SIGNOFF in columns 3 through 9, and blanks in columns 10 through 80.

2.Location in the JCL
The /*SIGNOFF statement can appear anywhere in a local input stream or an input stream from a SNA or BSC remote work station.

3.Example of the /*SIGNOFF Statement


This statement requests that JES2 terminate a remote job stream processing session.

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